Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Once Upon a Prince ~ Review

About the Book:

Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by best-selling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale. Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess---just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn't going according to plan. When her high-school-sweetheart-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life. The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simons Island is the queen of his heart. A prince has duties, and his family's tense political situation has chosen his bride for him. When Prince Nathaniel comes to Susanna's aid under the fabled Lover's Oak, he is blindsided by love. Their lives are worlds apart. He's a royal prince. She's an ordinary girl. But everything changes when Susanna receives an invitation to Nathaniel's coronation. It's the ultimate choice: His kingdom or her heart? God's will or their own? 'This is classic romance at its very best.' ---DEBBIE MACOMBER '[A] surprisingly believable royal-meets-commoner love story. With only a subtle nod to Cinderella, this modern and engaging tale follows the budding relationship of an American Southern girl and a pseudo-Brit prince . . . Hauck fans will find a gem of a tale.' ---Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW for Once Upon a Prince

My thoughts:

Once Upon a Prince is a sweet read and takes you on a fairytale ride, filled with all kinds of twists and turns! Susanna is in love and is sooo hoping for a proposal. Just when she thinks the proposal might happen, she is devastated to learn, after 12 years of friendship, a marriage proposal will NEVER happen. But, life does go on and slowly but surely, others are brought into our lives when we least expect it! This is where Susanna's fairytale begins...

This book made me think so much about "Unanswered Prayers" ... So many times, especially when we are young and in love, we pray the person we are "in LOVE" with, is, "The ONE!" More times than not, it doesn't work out that way, and hearts are broken. But, as time goes by and we begin our new normal, we might just meet that special person when we LEAST EXPECT IT! Now then, we may never meet a "TRUE" Prince like Susanna has, but, you just never know right :)

I LOVED the story of Nate & Susanna and if you want a quick and cute Summer Read, this is the book for you!! Thank you Litfuse for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!

Rachel Hauck is celebrating the release of Once Upon a Prince with a fun "Royal Wedding" Giveaway and connecting with readers at her May 28th Facebook Party.


One "royal" winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 27th. Winner will be announced at the "Once Upon a Prince" Facebook Author Chat Party on May 28th. Connect with Rachel for an evening of book chat, wedding trivia, laughter, and more! Rachel will also be sharing a sneak peek at the next book in the series and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Once Upon a Prince and join Rachel on the evening of May 28th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 28th!